Rooted in the groundbreaking improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and a comedy revolution began. The small cabaret theatre has grown to become a world-class entertainment company, continuing to produce premier talent in all three of its locations (Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood) and entertaining more than one million audience members a year. From Steve Carell to Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, Chris Farley to Mike Myers, Second City’s imprint is all over film, television, and beyond.
The Second City arrives at Krannert Center with their raring-to-go cast of comedians for another laugh-packed adventure. From improv games to classic sketches from the archives, this experience is a great way for us all to laugh our way into the new normal.
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